HOSTING the annual NSW Tidy Towns Awards is a big thrill for Dorrigo and also a huge organisational feat.
On Friday, the event received a welcome boost thanks to a $5000 sponsorship cheque from the Bananacoast Credit Union.
BCU marketing manger, Gillian French, said the company was proud to be a major sponsor for the awards.
“Dorrigo is important in the history of the credit union,” Mrs French said.
“It was where we opened our third branch in 1975. It's important for us to be part of the community - locals helping locals and everyone benefits.”
Tidy Towns Committee Chairman Dave Hitchcock said the money would be used to assist the committee in hosting the awards.
“We'll be using it to hire infrastructure, signage and for the promotion of Dorrigo,” Mr Hitchcock said.
Since winning an unprecedented six major awards including the overall State winner in November last year, the committee has been working with incredible vigour to ensure the success of the big weekend.
With more than 500 delegates from around NSW expected to converge on Dorrigo over the weekend of October 31 and November 1 and 2, the event will be one of the biggest one-off events the town has ever hosted.
“We are working with the community to ensure businesses benefit and the town is showcased at its best,” Mr Hitchcock said.
“Up to one million people will be watching Dorrigo through the media over this weekend. We appreciate the BCU joining us in this - partnerships ensure small communities prosper.”